By The Numbers

Christmas comes early, via the November jobs report

Tony Wagner Dec 5, 2014

That’s how many jobs were added in November, according to the Labor Department’s report on job creation and unemployment for last month. Economists have also been predicting a strong hiring season for seasonal retail jobs.


The number of geotagged tweets in this stunning map, created by Eric Fischer, a developer at Mapbox. Fischer tracked tweets over 3½ years, and by the end about 10 million were coming in each day.


The cost of the Chanel Classic flap bag has increased 240% since 1994 (from $1762.32 to $6,000, when you adjust for inflation). But there’s more to blame than inflation. Think of it as an exclusivity tax.


The number of upscale coffee shops Starbucks has planned, with the first opening in Seattle, the New York Times reported. The concept, Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room, will eschew the green mermaid branding and sell single-origin beverages at $4 to $7, in a bid to compete with boutique roasters like Stumptown, Blue Bottle and Intelligentsia.

50 percent

That’s the American divorce rate tossed around frequently in the media, but lately there have been efforts to debunk it. Divorce has, as far as anyone can tell, actually been on the decline. But as Quartz reports, divorce rates are extremely difficult to measure, making the conventional wisdom around marriage malleable.

50 percent

Speaking of divorce, it was recently reported that the messaging service WhatsApp is cited in nearly 50 percent of Italian divorce cases. But you already knew that, didn’t you. So head over to Silicon Tally, our weekly quiz on the week in tech news, and prove how smart you really are.

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